guide to applying for a schengen visa
Please Note Although we have taken great care to insure the information outlined on this page is frequently updated, Events2order strongly recommend that you use the information contained in this document as a guide only and that you seek additional information and confirmation from the relevant embassy or Consulate.
If you are a holder of a non British passport you may require a visa to participate in some of our events, you can confirm this by contacting the relevant embassy or consulate visa office, (See contact details below). If it is confirmed that you will require a visa for your visit, please click on the button at the bottom of this page and complete all sections of the form so that we can issue you with the Confirmation of Travel letter which is a requirement of your application. The confirmation of travel letter will be mailed to you along with a visa application form and our Schengen Visa application guide, which includes the address and nearest London Transport links to the relevant embassy or consular office.
visiting the embassy or consulate
Most embassy and Consulates can only process a limited number of visa applications each day. Therefore, admission is based on a first come first serve basis. Once the Visa application section has reached capacity the doors will close and no further applications will be accepted for that day (so we advise that you arrive very early).
how long will my application take?
Although in most circumstances it only takes a day to process your visa application, in some circumstances it can take up to 3 months. It is therefore essential that you apply well in advance of your intended travel date.
what you will need to submit
A passport or official travel document that is valid for at least an additional 3 months after your return date from the territory of the Schengen country(s) you are visiting and contains a blank visa page. If you have a new passport you should submit if possible the old passport as well. Your residence permit should be endorsed in your new passport. If you are returning to the United Kingdom your residence permit for the United Kingdom must exceed the validity of the Schengen Visa by at least 3 months.
One fully completed and signed application form with 1 recent endorsed photograph per person/application.
required additional documents & proof
In addition to your application form & photographs you will need to supply the Visa section with;
Visas can be issued free of charge to the spouse and children (under 18) of a European Union national. Proof of relationship must be submitted on every application, such as the original marriage or original full birth certificate mentioning the name of the parents, with certified translation in English and spouse's/parent's original passport. Copies are not acceptable.
visa fees are payable in cash only no cheque's, postal orders or credit cards are accepted.
If you are a citizen of Afghanistan, Algeria, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo or ex-Zaire, Iraq, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, North-Korea, Palestine, Rwanda, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Yemen, or you are the holder of a travel document for stateless persons or refugees, the processing of your application may take up to several weeks.
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